Meryl Streep Takes Home Her 3rd Academy Award for Best Actress!

Seasoned actress Meryl Streep takes home yet another Academy Award, this time for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." This makes it her third win for Best Actress in a Leading Role, her previous wins from "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and "Sophie's Choice" (1982). Streep also holds the record for most nominations with a total of 17 nods!

Films "Hugo" and "The Artist" reaped awards at the 84th Academy Awards, with the latter winning Best Picture. Other winners of the night include:

Best Picture: The Artist (Thomas Langmann, Producer)

Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Cinematography: Hugo (Robert Richardson)

Animated Feature Film: Rango (Gore Verbinski)

Directing: The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)

Costume Design: The Artist (Mark Bridges)

Art Direction: Hugo (Dante Ferretti-Production Design; Francesca Lo Schiavo - Set Decoration)

Documentary Feature: Undefeated (TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas)

Documentary Short: Saving Face (Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)

Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall)

Foreign Language Film: Iran, "A Separation" (Asghar Farhadi, director)

Makeup: The Iron Lady (Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland)

Music (Original Score): The Artist (Ludovic Bource)

Music (Original Song): "Man or Muppet" (Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie)

Short Film (Animated): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg)

Short Film (Live Action): The Shore (Terry George and Oorlagh George)

Sound Editing: Hugo (Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty)

Sound Mixing: Hugo (Tom Fleischman and John Midgley)

Visual Effects: Hugo (Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Descendants (Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash)

Writing (Original Screenplay): Midnight in Paris (Written by Woody Allen)